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Chenopodium Album:: Bathu

Kingdom: Plantae (plants) ,Subkingdom: Tracheobionta (vascular plants), Superdivision: Spermatophyta (seed plants),Division: Magnoliophyta (flowering plants) , Class: Magnoliopsida (dicotyledons), Subclass: Caryophyllidae, Order: Caryophyllales, Family: Chenopodiaceae (Goosefoot family) , Genus: Chenopodium (goosefoot), Species: Chenopodium album, Common Name:Lamb’s-quarters

It tends to grow upright at first, reaching heights of 10–150 cm (rarely to 3 m), but typically becomes recumbent after flowering (due to the weight of the foliage and seeds) unless supported by other plants. The leaves are alternate and can be varied in appearance. The first leaves, near the base of the plant, are toothed and roughly diamond-shaped, 3–7 cm long and 3–6 cm broad. The leaves on the upper part of the flowering stems are entire and lanceolate-rhomboid, 1–5 cm long and 0.4–2 cm broad; they are waxy-coated, unwettable and mealy in appearance, with a whitish coat on the underside.

Control: Its very obnoxious weed of vegetables i.e. Onion, Carrot, and others also it is found in wheat crop.Somehwere its grown for consumption as well.It is controlled by Goal (Oxyflorfen) @ 250ml/acre with 8 tanks of spray atleast.

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